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Adeyemi College Of Education Matriculates 7,385 Students

4 years ago /

The Adeyemi College of Education in Ondo State, has matriculated 7,385 students for its 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 academic sessions. Speaking at the matriculation, the Provost, Prof Olukoya Ogen explained that 3,985 degree and 3,400 NCE students were admitted for the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 academic sessions. Ogen urged the new students to concentrate...

 

Consultant Solicits More University Admission Opportunities For Qualified Nigerian Youths

4 years ago /

Mrs Elsie Otegbade, the Managing Director, Harvestfield Educational Services, on Wednesday in Abuja solicited more opportunities for qualified Nigerian youths who seek admissions in various tertiary institutions. In a statement she issued, Otegbade expressed concern about the number of qualified youths who were roaming the streets across the country. The education consultant...

 

One In Five Adolescents Not In School As ‘Education For All’ Promise Is Broken

4 years ago /

Around 63 million adolescents have been denied their right to education, making them twice as likely to be out of school than primary school-age children, according to a report published on Monday. The report urges governments to shift policies and resources to avoid losing the gains made in expanding access to...

UNN Announces Indefinite Suspension Of Postgraduate Programmes

4 years ago /

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has announced the indefinite suspension of its postgraduate programmes. In a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr Okw’n Omeaku, on Friday, UNN said the suspension followed the postgraduate students’ protests and restiveness. “Management has directed immediate suspension of all postgraduate programmes indefinitely...

NYSC To Mobilise Corp Members In Two Batches This Year

4 years ago /

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has stated that prospective corps members will be mobilised in only batches A and B this year. This was contained in a press release issued in Abuja on Monday. The statement was signed by the Director of Press and Public Rela­tions in...

 

Why I Stopped Payment Of WAEC Fees, Wada

4 years ago /

Gov. Idris Wada of Kogi has said that corruption is the main reason that the state government stopped the payment of West African Examination Council fees for students in the state. The governor, who spoke in Lokoja on Monday at a meeting with political appointees, alleged that some dubious and corrupt...

WAEC Intensifies Campaign Against Touting

4 years ago /

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Friday said it would embark on aggressive awareness campaign against the activities of touts around its offices nationwide. The Council’s Public Affairs Officer, Mr Damianus Ojijeogu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that touts had caused financial losses to persons coming...

 

Kano State Government Approves N17m For JAMB Forms

4 years ago /

Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Maliki Umar, said that Kano State Government has approved over N17m for the purchase of JAMB forms and training of candidates who will benefit from the forms. He said the Council had also approved over N186m for the upkeep of public and voluntary schools in the state..  Umar said...

Osun NUT Suspends Strike

4 years ago /

The Osun State chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), on Thursday, suspended its five weeks old sit-down strike. Teachers in the state had embarked on sit down strike since December 2, 2014 to protest non payment of leave bonuses, leave grants to secondary schools teachers and non payment of examination...

Imo Unveils First Phase Of Digitalised Electronic Library

4 years ago /

Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo on Wednesday inaugurated the first phase of a digitalised electronic library and resource management system at the new Imo Library Complex, Owerri. Addressing staff of Imo State Library Board, the Okorocha said the government embarked on the project following the importance of e-learning System in education...

Less Than 50% Of Nigerian Varsity Lecturers Have PhD – NUC

4 years ago /

The National Universities Commission (NUC) yesterday disclosed that less than 50 per cent of the nation’s university lecturers have doctorate degrees and the teaching personnel in the rank of senior lecturers and professors are also less than 50 per cent.  Deputy Director in charge of Special Duties at the NUC, Mr....

UNIBEN, Edo Govt. Clash Over Property As 2000 Thugs Attack Staff Quarters

4 years ago /

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), UNIBEN chapter and students of the university, on Tuesday, protested on the streets of Benin, condemning the demolition by the Edo State Government on Monday, of property given to UNIBEN by the government of Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia, including the official residence...

Ado-Ekiti Poly Staff Begin Indefinite Strike, Demand Rector's Sack

4 years ago /

Workers of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti yesterday embarked on indefinite strike action and called for the immediate sack of the rector, Dr Theresa Akande. The staff, who also staged protest and declared indefinite strike, accused Akande of financial scam running into several millions of naira among other offences she was...

IEB Results Released, Record 98.38% Pass Rate

4 years ago /

The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) matric results for 2014 have been released. The 2014 pass rate is 98.38 percent, down slightly from last year’s pass rate of 98.56 percent. A total of 396 more pupils wrote this year's exams, compared to number to sat in 2013. This increase came from seven new institutions that have joined the...

 

Woman Leader Blames Poor Reading Habit For Mass Failure In November/ December Examination

4 years ago /

A woman leader, Mrs Francisca Obasuyi, on Tuesday identified poor reading habit among students as the major factor responsible for mass failure in the last November/December external examinations. Obasuyi, former President of the Catholic Women Organisation, Ijegun branch, Lagos State, reporters that the advent of computers, phones and internet had distracted...

Lagos Government Trains 440 Mathematics Teachers to Improve Students' Performance

4 years ago /

The Lagos State Government on Monday said that 440 Mathematics teachers drawn from the six educational districts of the state have undergone a clinic to improve the  performance of students in Mathematics in the state’s public secondary schools. The state commissioner for education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, who disclosed this to newsmen in Lagos,...

NYSC 2015 Batch 'A' Time Table

4 years ago /

All Prospective Batch A Corp members for 2015 are to check out their NYSC Mobilization Timetable here. 1. 2015 Batch A pre-mobilization workshop. 17th – 19th December 2014 2. Briefing/Sensitization of final year students and prospective corps members. 19th – 23rd January 2015 3. Display of list of all approved programmes for institutions...

 

Jonathan Has Delivered On Education, Sector's Future Secure Under Jonathan - PDP

4 years ago /

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it is proud of its numerous achievements in the education sector, particularly the record performance of President Goodluck Jonathan in the sector in the last four years. The party, which reviewed the gains and challenges of the sector against the performance of the present...

Kenya CPE Result Released, 1,702 Candidates Involved In Examination Malpractice

4 years ago /

The results of the 2014 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams have been released. Kenya Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi presided over the release of the exams results at Mitihani House, Nairobi Education CS Jacob Kaimenyi said that 1,702 candidates were involved in exam irregularities which reflects 0.19 percent of candidates...

Kogi Spends N2.99bn On Renovation Of Schools

4 years ago /

The Kogi State Governor, Capt. Idris Wada, said the state government had spent N2.99bn on the renovation of some primary and post-primary schools in the state. Wada stated this at the weekend during the commissioning of rehabilitated schools funded by Oladele Oyelola Foundation at Ayegunle Gbede, Iyah Gbede and Ayetoro Gbede,...


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